As John Adams said, “We are a government of laws, and not of men.” There can, therefore, be no more important public obligation than to be entrusted by the citizens of Alaska with the responsibility of fairly, faithfully and impartially applying the laws of this state. In response to this trust, I am committed to deciding each case fairly and impartially, according to the law, and I will continue to work hard to decide each case in a timely manner and fully explain the reasons for my decisions.
In addition, I am acutely aware that the court system could not function without the selfless dedication of the many citizens who serve as jurors in our cases. Juries are the fundamental unit of representative government; they serve to ensure that every person stands equally before the law and is fairly judged. I will continue to do my utmost to support and assist juries as they attempt to fulfill their role. This will include modifying the traditional manner in which we select jurors and try cases in order to deal with the COVID-19 environment.
It is a privilege and an honor to serve the citizens of Alaska as a Superior Court Judge.
The Council conducts a thorough performance review of each judge standing for retention. Key findings for Judge Guidi include: